Okay, so as you can see in the next few photos we have issues. These shots are within a couple hours of some major rain downpours. First and most obvious, the water is just sitting on the roof, not draining. Basically the sun eventually evaporates the water puddles, or it rains again and the process starts over, pretty cool huh? We also have had way too many patches and too many seams. Nonetheless the major problem is insufficient slope to the drains. Water has infiltrated the many roof membrane layers, trapped, the roof is a big sponge.
Here's the deal, after they rip all 3 of the existing roof layers off they will place R-19 batt insulation (the pink stuff) in the roof cavity, we have no insulation right now due to the experimental radiant ceiling heating system that's long since been abandoned. The new plywood deck will be 3/4" T&G glued and screwed to the wood structure. A tapered insulation system, sometimes several inches thick, will provide a minimum 1/8" per foot across the entire roof to our four existing drains. Heavy duty .060 EPDM reinforced black membrane will be adhered to the tapered insulation.
Since the existing redwood fascia is covered with Gened-up beige aluminum, this will be removed to expose the original redwood for remediation and painting around the entire perimeter of the roof. A level coping will cap the membrane to redwood connection. All of which will be dark grey to match our previous curb appeal work. At left is a great example of the poor workmanship of the last roofer where our sloped roof meets the flat roof. Remember this photo for the 'after' shot.
A few final shots sweeping the roof for one final look before things begin to make major changes. This will be the last time hopefully that I have to sweep off the roof and look like a crazy MCM homeowner. I plan to post our progress as work progresses. Actually the materials were delivered yesterday, which forced me to crank this post out. For a teaser of what's coming, check out CincinnatiModernation's facebook page and become a fan.